Quality & Genuine Leather Bags: Things To Consider Before Buying
When it comes to buying a quality leather, we have many options. There are many different styles, different prices, and of course you want to make sure you purchase something of high quality that fits your needs and the investment you are making.
How to buy a leather bag?
Finding the perfect leather bag can be a daunting task. With so many factors to consider, the decision can be overwhelming. That's why it's important to have a brief specification in mind before you buy, to make your purchase as unique and enjoyable as possible.
Functionality: Added features, such as detachable shoulder straps, side pockets, inner compartments or adjustable buckles for extra security must be carefully considered.
Size: The preferred size of a leather bag is wholly dependent on its intended use and personal preference. MILAs LAUREN bag is spacious enough to act as an overnight/travel bag, whereas the smaller RIA Duffle Bag is convenient for those who like to keep the possessions they carry around with them to a minimum.
Price: Traditionally leather has always commanded premium prices. Quality, finish and size are all influential factors in determining the price of any leather product.
Longevity: Leather bags can last for decades as they are made from a natural product unlike vegan leather bags. Over time, the natural suppleness of the leather will develop a worn look, giving the leather a vintage look, which never goes out of style.
Style: The style of a bag is a very personal choice. For what occasion do you need the handbag? What dress do you want to wear the bag with? Before choosing luxury leather bags, the overall picture is crucial.
Finish: Regular cleaning is important by removing dust with a dry cloth or, alternatively, using a special cleaning product.
Different types of Leather handbags
Women should have a bag for every occasion: for work, for formal occasions, for evening events, and so on. The versatility of these stylish bags is unmatched. Here are a few types of leather bags for women:
The tote bag is a large rectangular bag without closure and is the perfect size to carry everything you need. It varies in style and size.
Crossbody bags rest against the body with the help of a strap that runs across the body. They are perfect to always have your most important belongings with you to access them quickly and easily on the go.
Fanny bags are sometimes referred to as sling bags. They are a simple, lightweight solution to transport your essentials hands-free.
Hobo bags usually have a single long handle that can be used as a shoulder strap, so you can either carry them in your hand or over your shoulder.
A shoulder bag is a bag for women that is versatile, like MILA handbag DARCY. You can use the bag for everyday use or for going out. It can fit anything you put in it and can make you look good no matter what you’re doing.
Material of real leather bags
If you want something that will last longer and age gracefully, there is no substitute for real leather. The categories of real leather are:
Full grain leather is the highest grade available. It’s the top layer of the hide, not sanded or buffed and the purest form available, because absolutely no chemical processes are permitted. It has maximum strength and durability.
Top grain leather is very high-quality top skin but has imperfections removed. The surface is sanded and given a finish coat, which reduces durability slightly, but protects from stains. It is generally a little more affordable than full-grain leather.
Genuine leather is one to watch out for. Still reasonably durable and hardwearing these leather bags are usually the most affordable.
Size of real leather bags
This is a crucial one that we see people overlook all the time. Picking the right handbag has more to do with size and form than you think.
Small, petite women: If you’re small and petite, an oversized bag will overwhelm your frame. Choose a small to medium size handbag that has a short or mid-length strap. Wider bags will also make you look shorter.
Tall, thin women: Opt for slouchy bags that mold to the shape of your body. Bags that are too wide, too big, or too small won’t flatter your body. Short straps will make you look taller than you are - draw the eye down with a bag with a longer strap.
Curvy or plus-size women: A small bag will only make you look larger than you are. However, don’t go for enormous bags that are round and slouchy as they will add bulk to your hips and thighs. Go for medium-sized structured bags that lay flat against your body.
The hardware of real leather bags
Hardware such was d-rings, buckles, and rivets should be made using solid brass but copper, bronze, nickel silver, and plated zinc can also be used. The finish on the hardware should be clean, showing no cast lines, and their size should look appropriate (and strong enough) for the maximum capacity and weight of the bag.
All hardware should be securely attached, and all stress points should be reinforced with extra stitching. If rivets are used, back-washers are important to prevent pull through. On buckles the tongue should be heavy enough not to bend and fail. Don’t be afraid to give the hardware a good strong test pull to make sure it’s built to last.